What's Happening in Room 204
The Human Body
After learning all about the human body and how the different body systems work together, we had our very own expert come and speak to the class! Mrs. O'Hara is a physical therapist and she spoke to us about the importance of posture and the effects it can have on our body. She gave us tips and tricks to avoiding back and neck pain by having proper posture and habits!
Introducing... Luke Snowwalker!
Our school is collecting gifts for those who are in need. Students chose a snowbuddy from the snowman in the main office lobby. We're so proud of how caring and kind our students are! We're also proud of how creative we were at choosing the official name of the snowman! We can't wait for our pizza party celebration on Tuesday, December 22nd!
Welcome to Ellis Island!
We are so excited to begin our next Social Studies unit on Ellis Island! The students have seen our fourth grade hallway transform into New York and Ellis Island. The students will be adding to our mural and then creating a new mural for New York in 1892 during the time Ellis Island was open and many people were immigrating to the United States. If you have a story you would like to share with the class about you or your family's experiencing coming to America, please let us know! We would love to have you visit and share with our class!
Writing - Descriptive Essays
In writing we have been working on descriptive essays. Students brainstormed about their favorite special place and have been working on using their 5 senses, using juicy words, showing instead of telling, and organizing details. We can't wait to share them with you! In the picture above students used a thesaurus to look up synonyms for boring, tired words! Instead of saying bad we can say abominable!
Math - Fractions
In math we have been working on fractions. We have learned to simply fractions, add and subtract fractions, identifying mixed numbers and improper fractions, renaming mixed numbers and improper fractions, and solving word problems with fractions. We also work on our skills through daily routines, math challenge problems, math research projects, money words, and what's the question.